Mike E wrote: Totally agree Signals, I don't have a problem with chlorine washed chicken per se, (apart from our govt lying to us that it won't ever happen in the UK ).
I do however have a problem with why they need to carry out the practice in the US to compensate for the lower animal welfare standards than we have here.
I have a problem with chlorine-washed chicken, aside from the risk to animal welfare. It is generally recognised by the science community that washing chicken in chlorinated water does not remove bacteria like salmonella. However, the bleaching process does mask the presence of the bacteria, giving a false negative.